Further to my post of the 18th April….

I shared my views of adding the big 4 journals (JAMA, NEJM, Lancet, BMJ) with Paul Glasziou from the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine. Paul carried out a large evaluation of the TRIP Database in 2005 and is someone I have huge respect for. Paul’s view was that it might be better to add Annals of Internal Medicine as well. The reason for this is that these 5 journals (plus Cochrane who we already have on the site) account for over 50% of the articles seclected as part of the Evidence-Based Medicine journal (which Paul edits).

So I’m getting increasingly drawn to the idea of adding these ‘big 5’, irrespective of the workload. However, I may, to begin with just add articles from 2000.